Red Current Cookies

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"From Oetker Baking is Fun. Use jams other than red currant if you wish. The number of cookies you end up with will depend on how thick or thin the dough is rolled out. I've converted the measurements into American volume measurements but I've left the European weight measurements in brackets after the ingredient)"

Original is 60-75 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (36.8 g)
  • Calories 151.7
  • Total Fat - 9.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 190.1 mg
  • Sodium - 55.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 3.7 g
  • Calcium - 24 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit

Step 2

Grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper.

Step 3

Sift flour into a large bowl and make a well in the centre.

Step 4

Add sugar, vanilla sugar and egg yolks to well

Step 5

Mix a small amount of flour into the ingredients in the well to make a thick paste.

Step 6

Cut cold butter into small pieces over the flour mixture

Step 7

Working quickly and starting from the centre, work all the ingredients together to make a smooth dough.

Step 8

Chill dough for 1/2 hour.

Step 9

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 1/8 inch thickness (3 mm).

Step 10

Cut into 2 inch rounds (5 cm).

Step 11

Cut 3 small holes using a floured thimble, in half of the cut out rounds, or use a smaller cookie cutter to cut a hole in the centre (you can use linzer cookie cutters if you have them).

Step 12

Place on prepared baking and bake on middle rack of oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.

Step 13

Cool cookies.

Step 14

Spread jam on the solid rounds and cover with the cut out rounds.

Step 15

Dust with the icing sugar while the cookies are still warm (easiest way is to dip cut out cookie into icing sugar before placing on top of jam layer.


No special items needed.

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